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May 30, 2019

While graduation day means a time for rest and relaxation for many seniors, one Edgecombe County Public Schools student has his eyes placed firmly on the future. 

“I just want to get straight to work, said Daquarious Perry, 18, who will be graduating from North Edgecombe High School next…


May 30, 2019

Christy O’Leary, the mother of Nash Central High School senior Jordan O’Leary, said she wishes there were more Kevin Joneses in the world.

Jordan O’Leary and 13 other local high school seniors received a Bulldog Alumni Community Scholarship from the nonprofit group’s founder,…


May 29, 2019

As most se­niors en­rolled in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools pre­pare to grad­u­ate this week, one se­nior stands out as an ex­am­ple of per­se­ver­ance in the face of ma­jor ob­sta­cles.

Amari Richard­son was pur­su­ing both his…


May 28, 2019

A new survey conducted by Junior Achievement reveals that girls are losing interest in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — but a local community college professor feels that more can be done to encourage their interest. 

According to the survey, 9 percent of…


May 26, 2019

The bud­get for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has come un­der in­tense scru­tiny since the school dis­trict had a se­ri­ous bud­get short­fall this year, and one of the de­part­ments men­tioned most about po­ten­tial waste is the…

May 23, 2019

Graduation season is beginning for high school seniors in the Twin Counties and several non-traditional schools in the area will hold graduation ceremonies within the next few days.

Rocky Mount Academy will hold its graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday with 44 seniors expected to graduate. This…

May 22, 2019

Reminiscent of Santa Claus, James Moore returns to Rocky Mount about this time every year with a sack full of trophies to distribute to good boys and girls at two local schools.

The Moore family has been giving out the awards at Baskerville Elementary for the past 15 years and recently began…


May 21, 2019

Ayusa, a nonprofit group promoting global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students, will soon be welcoming its first foreign exchange student to the Rocky Mount area in August when a resident of Holland comes to attend high school in Nash…

May 18, 2019

State Rep. James Gailliard visited Winstead Elementary School on Friday to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Gailliard, D-Nash, met with teachers to thank them for their ongoing commitment to their students and their willingness to ensure equitable education for every child.

“I am…

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May 17, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education and Nash County commissioners met together Thursday at Northern Nash High School to discuss the construction of a new elementary school in the Red Oak area.

The proposed elementary school that will be built in a yet-to-be-determined area in the northern…

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